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Police concern over missing teenage girl

Chloe Sunderland. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are growing concerned about a teenage girl who is missing in Cumbria.

Chloe Sunderland, who is 16, was last seen at 7:20am on Saturday 29 April at her home in Kirkandrews-on-Eden near Carlisle.

She is described as white, and of medium build with dark brown very long hair.

She was last seen wearing jeans, a green padded jacket with fur, grey and white trainers, and a large Ralph Lauren black leather bag.

Officers are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101.

Man attacked with metal bar in Carlisle

Montreal Street. Credit: Google Street View.

Police are appealing for witnesses, after a man was attacked with a metal bar in Carlisle.

The unprovoked assault happened at around 9:30pm on 29 April, on Montreal Street.

The victim was hit in the face with the bar, causing a laceration to his forehead.

Police want to speak to two suspects: a white man who is around 40, with dark short hair; and a white woman who is also around 40, with dark shoulder length hair.

Anyone with information should call PC 2504 Shane Mounsey on 101.

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Work to stop Carlisle road slipping into river

The road runs alongside a steep drop down to the River Eden. Credit: ITV Border

Engineers are assessing what work is needed to strengthen a stretch of Etterby Road in Carlisle, which is in danger of slipping into the River Eden below.

The road sits atop a steep 20-metre drop into the river, and there are fears further erosion could lead to the road collapsing.

Work to repair the road and shore up the river bank is expected to be complex, and is likely to take place later this summer or even next year.

Two phases of work will take place.

One is putting in scour protection at the bottom of the slope, to prevent the river actually scouring out the slope at all in the future.

And secondly what we'll be looking at doing is installing sheet piles in the verge at the top of the road, in order that if there is further scouring in the future the road will be protected.

– David Haughian, Project Manager

Carlisle city centre affected by power cut

515 properties are affected. Credit: PA

More than 500 properties in the centre of Carlisle are being affected by a power cut.

The problem is affecting homes and businesses in the CA3 postcode area.

Electricity North West says it's hoping to return power to the area by 1pm today.

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Man's cheekbone fractured in Carlisle assault

It happened on West Walls. Credit: ITV Border

A man has been left with a fractured cheekbone, after being assaulted in Carlisle.

The 53-year-old, who is local to the city, was attacked on West Walls, just off Victoria Viaduct, just before midnight on Saturday 22 April.

The offender is described as a white man, who is 5'6" tall and was wearing dark clothing.

He is said to have been with a woman who had a dog.

A 33-year-old man from Carlisle was arrested on suspicion of assault and has since been released under investigation.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the assault or anyone who can identify the male and female with a dog on the night in question.

Police called as 'youths throw cans and bottles'

Botcherby Avenue in Carlisle. Credit: Google Street View.

Cumbria Police are appealing for witnesses, after an incident in which a young person was sent to A&E with a head injury.

At around 11pm on Friday 7 April, a large group of youths at Botcherby Avenue, in Carlisle, were involved in an altercation involving cans and bottles of lager being thrown.

Parked vehicles and nearby properties were damaged.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident and are urging people to call 101.

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